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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Wallis on "Social Justice"

Glenn Beck has been having a "tit for tat" with socialist pseudo Christian Jim Wallis over the meaning of the term "social justice".

Glenn Beck quite rightly defines the phrase as a code for socialism and also correctly attributes its use to both the communist and fascist forms of socialism.

Watch this piece of propaganda from Wallis. It's pretty amusing. You'd almost think the guy believes what he says.


Blogger Dr B said...

So some associated professor at BYU is an authority on the Mormon church now?

Actually, MSNBC took Kent Jackson's quote out of context. Read the entire thing from NYT: ""My own experience as a believing Latter-day Saint over the course of 60 years is that I have seen social justice in practice in every LDS congregation I've been in," Jackson said. "People endeavor with all of our frailties and shortcomings to love one another and to lift up other people. So if that's Beck's definition of social justice, he and I are definitely not on the same team."

12:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jesus didn't say...let the government take care of you

1:59 AM  
Anonymous Tim Martin said...

Jim Wallis is a long time supporter and promoter of socialism, wealth redistribusion. He never met a communist dictator he didn't like. Jesus, never preached "Social Justice" as in collective sort of way, He preached about our personal responsibility.

7:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I met the term "Social Justice" in a group allied with a church decades ago -- a group that used their money to support the community work of card-carrying Communists (Maoists). I've steered clear ever since.

They were not forthcoming with their true agenda. They only told the truth when they believed I was in agreement with them.

A naive 19-year-old, I was shocked, appalled, argued with them, and turned my back on associating with them.

Then I woke up the night before the election that put Obama in office. I "googled" ACORN and saw the writing on the wall.

1:07 PM  
Blogger Trevor Loudon said...

Interesting anon. Who were the Maoists?

2:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish this were that simple. Beck opens himself up to criticism when he paints Christian “social justice” action with a broad Marxist brush. I understand he sometimes does that for shock value to make a point. And as a Catholic, I am very uncomfortable with the unhealthy alliance (or at least accommodation) many in my own Church have with the political left. But I have been unable to adequately articulate exactly how or why this is the case. I’m going to try here.

I think that the term “social justice” means different things to different people. Any Christian worthy of the name can understand “social justice” as “social responsibility” – a call to charity and generosity exercised on a personal level. However we also recognize that “social justice” problems need to be addressed at various community levels – parish, neighborhood, city, state, nation. And whether we like it or not, “social injustice” does exist and it is natural that Christians would feel called to do something about it. The problem the U.S. presently faces is in the left’s ability to dupe religious groups into believing that their approach to “social justice” questions is the correct one. As someone who has roots in Eastern Europe, it is clear as day to me that the left in the U.S. approaches social and economic issues from a perspective of perpetual class warfare – where there is always someone who is being wronged (suffering injustice) and it’s the responsibility of government to prevent, correct and alleviate those wrongs. Viewed from that perspective, the commandments “Thou shalt not steal” and “Thou shalt not covet they neighbor’s good” are optional! But the reason many Christians continue to call the Democratic Party their home, is because Republicans and the conservative right seem unable to adequately articulate their own solutions to real social problems. As the present health care reform debate illustrates, just because the Democratic Party consistently comes up with the wrong answers, it doesn’t mean that they’re not asking the right questions or raising real issues.

2:17 PM  
Blogger Trevor Loudon said...

Well said, anon

2:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Trevor,

I posted that last "anonymous" rather lengthy note (not the previous two)... and just wanted to say that New Zeal is one of my favorite sites. GREAT WORK!


3:00 PM  

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